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Sight Support HEY funding success

This Good News Article was published by Angela Gregory from Sight Support. Support HEY has been awarded £4,600 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund to develop outdoor activity sessions including tennis and outdoor exercise groups for visually impaired people to help reduce the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on their activity levels.

With a strong understanding of the needs and issues in their areas, Sport England has initially channelled £3.3m through the 43 Active Partnerships across England to support community groups in their areas.

“We liaised closely with our proposal, “says Sight Support HEY’s Fundraising Manager, Angela Gregory. “Their support meant the application itself was incredibly straight forward and we received a decision within days.”

“I am delighted and extremely grateful to Sport England and Active Humber for supporting us in this project,” says Roy Turnham, SocialEYES Coordinator at the charity.

“Whilst the current government guidelines have allowed for people to return to a level of group activity, this remains a challenging and stressful experience for many of those with sight-loss, particularly in the unpredictable environment of busy public places. This funding will enable our service users to enjoy the health and social benefits of outdoor small-group activity in a safe space, where they can feel confident enough to express themselves without fear of breaching social distancing guidelines.”


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